Salus University welcomed representatives from Cedar Crest College (CCC) in Allentown, Pa., for a signing ceremony for four new articulation agreements between the two schools.

Cedar Crest president Dr. Elizabeth Meade and provost Dr. Robert Wilson were welcomed by Salus president Dr. Michael Mittelman and provost Dr. Barry Eckert and other University officials, faculty and staff to campus Nov. 1 to sign the agreements and tour the Elkins Park, Pa., facilities.

The four new articulation agreements include the 3 + 4 Doctor of Audiology degree program; the 3 + 4 Doctor of Optometry degree program; the 4 + 2 Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies masters programs; and the 4 + 2 Physician Assistant (PA) Studies Master of Medical Science degree program.

“Having students from Cedar Crest come is fabulous because of the quality of the students, and that will make this so much easier, said Dr. Mittleman. “ We’re thrilled, and I’m looking forward to the continued communication and cooperation.”

Dr. Meade said she hoped the agreements would help CCC students realize the wide variety of health science-related professions that exist.

“I think people know the signature ones, but don’t really know about the extraordinary opportunities here at Salus,” said Dr. Meade. “So one of my hopes is that this partnership will help educate our students about all the wonderful opportunities in the health sciences that exist for them.”

She added that the next step would be to bring some students and faculty members from CCC to meet with Salus representatives, learn about the programs and tour the facilities. “Although we’re focusing on these first four programs now, I really do think that we’ll be seeing an influx into your programs from Cedar Crest students,” she said.

“This is a great opportunity,” said Dr. Mittelman. “These are very unique programs that are going to be beneficial to Cedar Crest students.”